Join Date: Nov 2009
The thing with Scotland is the fishing is mainly let fishing with priority given to existing tenants,the best fishing on the best beats at the best times will be dead mens shoes,I'll tell you that now for nothing.
Now,there will be availability and some good fishing too!,but you'll need to be moving quickly as the lets for the coming season will all be going out or already out by now.
In the first instance try Fish Pal(google it!),thats an on line booking system for a lot of Scottish fishing/rivers and as good a place as any to start.If you have a fair idea of which river you want to fish, then try googling that particular river, see what comes up(not every river/beat is covered by fish pal!).The more confident you are in the river of choice the more likely you will get positive feedback and help to wards your goal.
There is some very good club and association fishing available which may well appeal.I would say one thing though.With Salmon you will be in the lap of the gods as to weather conditions that can very easily make or break your trip.You will hear of "spate" rivers, which are very dependant on rain fall, given rain and good levels they can give spectacular fishing, however-no rain, no water, no fish!,so just be careful.
I see no point in being anything other than honest with you,Salmon fishing in general in the UK as a whole is firmly on its arse!,I'd see no point in making a big trip, spending wads of cash and facing the reality of disappointment.Were I you,I'd look no further than the Big 4,Tay,Tweed,Spey or Dee(no particular order),they are less likely to be affected by lack of water and more easily fished if too much water, the fish running at that time should also be in your favour in that there at least should be some!,and certainly more than the smaller rivers.
Yes it will be big rods, big casts and big wades on big pools, get it right and the fish won't disappoint in size either!.
Face it, there's much that can go awry between now and falling out of the car on the morning of your fishing.Take the best shot at it you can get, get the odds and %ages firmly on your side!.
Feel free to ask, any time,Yorkie.